Sde Nitzan

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Sde Nitzan

שְׂדֵה נִצָּן, שדה ניצן
Pitaya plants in Sde Nitzan
Pitaya plants in Sde Nitzan
Sde Nitzan is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Sde Nitzan
Sde Nitzan
Coordinates: 31°13′45.47″N 34°25′12.35″E / 31.2292972°N 34.4200972°E / 31.2292972; 34.4200972Coordinates: 31°13′45.47″N 34°25′12.35″E / 31.2292972°N 34.4200972°E / 31.2292972; 34.4200972
DistrictSouthern
CouncilEshkol
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1973
Founded byEnglish-speaking immigrants
Population
(2017)
337[1]
Name meaningField of (Flower) Buds

Sde Nitzan (Hebrew: שְׂדֵה נִצָּן‬, lit. Field of (Flower) Buds) is a moshav in the northern Negev desert in Israel. Located twelve kilometres east of Kerem Shalom and near Beersheba, it falls under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 337.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1973 by immigrants from English speaking countries,[2] with the name being an approximate translation of the name of a Jewish philanthropist named Bloomfield ("Field of Flowers").

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 525. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.